Steamboat Briefs: Road closures planned for Independence Day festivities

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For the Fourth of July, Lincoln Avenue will be closed from Fifth to 11th streets from 5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the Fourth of July parade. The parade will start at 10 a.m. Thursday. After the parade, a Pioneer Day Block Party at the Tread of Pioneers Museum will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 800 Oak St. The event will include free museum admission, community concert, hot dogs and children’s games. Routt beer floats will be available for $3.

Steamboat Ski Area set to host Sponsorship Day today

Steamboat Ski Area will host Sponsorship Day from 4 to 7 p.m. today with tickets priced at $15. Proceeds from the day will benefit the Routt County Riders trail maintenance projects across Routt County.

Sponsorship Day includes 50 percent off bike rentals and drawing for a bike park pass and other prizes. Season bike passes will not be valid from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sponsorship Day.

For more information, visit www.steamboat.com/RCR.

Volleyball camp slated for 3rd- through 5th-graders

Hayden Parks & Recreation is hosting a volleyball camp for girls going into third through fifth grades. The camp will teach fundamentals and is coached by Hayden High School volleyball coaches with help from high school team members. It will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from July 16 to 25. The cost is $20, and the registration deadline is today. For more information, contact Jill Delay at 970-734-4168 or jdelay@hayden-co.gov.

Drop-in hepatitis A clinic available in Steamboat

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will be hosting a drop-in immunization clinic for hepatits A after a nationwide recall of frozen organic pomegranate kernels was announced Friday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The product was recalled because of possible hepatits A contamination, but no illnesses have been linked to the product.

The clinic will be held for ages 1 and older from 9 a.m. to noon today at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Insurance is accepted. For those who are underinsured or uninsured, the vaccination is available for $21.50. For more information, call 970-879-1632.

Law enforcement to utilize checkpoints during holiday

Ninty-six law enforcement agencies and Colorado State Patrol troopers across the state are firing up plans for sobriety checkpoints and increased patrols during the Fourth of July holiday, according to a news release.

The crackdown begins at 6 p.m. today and runs through 3 a.m. Monday. The effort is part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Heat is On campaign, which pairs heightened enforcement with public education.

In 2012, 14 Colorado residents were killed in the month of July because of an alcohol-related automobile crashes. And during last year’s July 4 heightened enforcement period, 632 Colorado residents were arrested for impaired driving, according to the release.

Group to celebrate 20th anniversary during parade

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is celebrating its 20th anniversary and is asking all Conservation Corps alumni, Services Learning Corps members and Yampa Valley Science School campers to participate with the group during the Fourth of July parade. Participants will receive a 20th anniversary gift.

Those interested should meet at 9 a.m. on Yampa Street. Look for the RMYC vehicle and float. Call 970-879-2135 for more information.

Artist Tina Weintraub to lead course in art history

A French and American Impressionism art course will be offered in Steamboat Springs on Tuesdays, beginning July 9 until Aug. 6. The course will run from 10 a.m. to noon. 

Topics include the foots of Impressionism, French and American impressionist painters, the Asian influence and a section on woman impressionists.

Weintraub lives in New York City but has spent the past 13 summers in Steamboat Springs. In New York, she is the head docent at The National Academy Museum. 

Space is limited. To sign up, call the Steamboat Art Museum at 970-870-1755. The cost is $75. 

Medical services offered at Hayden community building

The Solandt Memorial Hospital aims to continually pay tribute to the memory of pioneer physician John Solandt by maintaining, preserving and using the community building in Hayden for health and well-being services that provide for the needs of the community.

Dr. Louise Thielen, of Steamboat Medical Group, is available from 9 a.m. to about 4 p.m. Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays. Thielen can be reached at 970-276-4270 or 970-879-0203. Dr. Brian Harrington, of Yampa Valley Medical Associates, is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Harrington can be reached at 970-276-4270 or 970-879-3327. Bear River Dental services are offered starting at 9 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Evening appointments are available by calling 970-276-3123. Mental health services are available through Jody Ginger, M.A., by calling 970-213-5418.

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